Karate Classes In Foots Cray
Foots Cray Karate Teacher
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What exactly is Karate?
Karate is described as a Japanese martial-art whose physical aspects seek the continuing development of protective and counter-attacking body movements. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defence, though its mental and moral aspects target the over-all development of the individual. This is helped by way of the discipline and persistent effort required in training.
Why It Is Good To train Karate
Fitness, self-control, development of great character are just some of the advantages of training Karate, you gain fitness through volatile movement and cardiovascular and anaerobic exercise, self-discipline through drills and repetition of movements, and cultivate good character by way of following directions and practising with humbleness.
Karate Classes In Foots Cray
Our Karate classes in Foots Cray are designed for all kinds of people, usually one of these three: Men and women that would like to learn a new martial art style or sport which keeps them in good shape Those people who are seriously interested in learning Karate & People that want to develop the capacity to protect themselves and increase their self-confidence in day to day life We can work with men, women and children of all ages regardless of their experience or actual physical ability.
Karate practice (Foots Cray ) – Our Karate Classes in Foots Cray
Karate practice is usually divided into three main activities:
Kihon (drilling of stances, blocks, punches, strikes and kicks)
Kata (pre-arranged forms simulating combat situations)
We bring these 3 activities together to bring a complete Karate tuition experience in Foots Cray .
Karate: historical details
Karate history can be traced back some 1400 years, to Daruma, founder of Zen Buddhism in Western India. Daruma is said to have introduced Buddhism into China, incorporating spiritual and physical teaching methods that were so demanding that many of his disciples would drop in exhaustion. In order to give them greater strength and endurance, he developed a more progressive training system, which he recorded in a book, Ekkin-Kyo, which can be considered the first book on karate of all time.
The actual physical training, heavily imbued with Daruma’s philosophical principles, was taught in the Shaolin Temple in the year 500 A.D. Shaolin (Shorin) kung-fu, from northern China, was characterized by very colorful, rapid, and dynamic motions; the Shokei school of southern China was known for more powerful and sober techniques. These two kinds of styles found their way to Okinawa, and had their influence on Okinawa’s own original fighting method, called Okinawa-te (Okinawan hand) or simply te. A ban on weapons in Okinawa for two extended periods in its history is also partly responsible for the high degree of development of unarmed fighting techniques around the island.
In summary, karate in Okinawa developed from the synthesis of two fighting techniques. The first, used by the occupants of Okinawa, was very simple but terribly effective and, above all, very close to reality since it was used throughout many centuries in real combat. The second one, much more elaborate and impregnated with philosophical teachings, was a product of the ancient culture of China. These two origins explain the double character of Karate-extremely violent and efficient but simultaneously a strict and austere discipline and philosophy with a nonviolent emphasis.
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